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As we mark the beginning of the New Islamic year, the Chairman of the Oyo State Agency for Youth Development, Hon. Adebowale Adebayo Falana, has felicitated with Muslim youths on the Hijrah 1446 celebration, praying for peace, unity, and progress in our communities and beyond. In a statement released and made available to newsmen by the Head of the Media Unit to the Chairman, Opeyemi Rasheed Socrates, Prince Adebowale urged Muslim youth to emulate the conduct of Prophet Mohammed (SAW), including strong faith, complete submission to Allah’s will, perseverance, and trustworthiness. He advised the youths against engaging in politics with…

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Governor of Oyo state, ‘Seyi Makinde, has approved the increment of monthly payment of pensions and gratuities of retirees in the state and local governments from N456million to N1billion with effect from 25th of July, 2024. The governor revealed this on Saturday at the 70th birthday celebration of the Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Oyo State chapter, Comrade Segun Abatan, held at Pensioners’ House, Agbarigo, Ibadan. Makinde, who noted that his administration inherited huge unpaid pensions and gratuities, said the state had paid about N52billion for pensions and gratuities both at the state and local government levels…

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The Corporate Affairs Commission has announced the approval to extend the mandatory Point of Sales agents, super agents, and sole agents registration to September 5, 2024. The commission announced in a statement signed by its management and posted on its Facebook page on Saturday, giving a 60-day extension. It said the extension is to give sufficient time to operators particularly those in remote areas who might have encountered network challenges to so register and continue with their businesses. The statement read, “The Corporate Affairs Commission wishes to notify Fintech Operators also known as Point of Sales Operators that the initial…

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said he is still wary of sexual immorality despite his ‘anointing’ and years in the ministry. Adeboye said despite his age, he runs faster than before to avoid any form of sexual temptation, noting that no amount of anointing can fight such temptation. The cleric also warned ministers of the gospel to be wary of sexual immorality and the erroneous belief that their ‘anointing’ could help them withstand any temptation. He stated these during a sermon at the just concluded Ministers & Workers Conference of RCCG…

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On Day 8 of the Oyo Youth Empowerment Program, Governor Seyi Makinde’s visionary initiative continues to make waves in the lives of young individuals across Oyo State. The program’s impact is palpable, with participants in Oyo zone expressing gratitude and enthusiasm for the opportunities presented. So far, the program has covered various aspects of skill acquisition, entrepreneurship, and leadership development, with experts and professionals sharing their insights and experiences. The interactive sessions have been engaging, with participants actively participating and asking thoughtful questions. Today’s sessions focused on innovation and technology, with speakers highlighting the importance of embracing digital tools and…

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Excellence is a multifaceted concept that encompasses outstanding performance, continuous improvement, effective decision-making, transparency, accountability, and adherence to high standards and best practices. X-raying the parallels between Ibadan North Local Government Chairman; Hon. Olufade Oluwaseun’s governance approach and that of Governor Seyi Makinde, one can easily tell that for an effective and successful political leadership, such specific set of competencies and attributes are required. Asides them being compassionate and humane, both the mentee and his mentor are quite proactive in their approach to governance and in hitting the ground running from Day 1. A testament to the fact that grooming…

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Information reaching the National Insight late on Wednesday indicated that a closed door meeting held at the instance of the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Ayodele Shonubi has resolved the feud involving the Soun of Ogbomosoland and the Chief Imam of Of Ogbomoso, over the Imamship crisis in the ancient town. It was revealed that CP Ayodele Shonubi, who was desirous of maintaining peace in the town invited the Soun, Oba Ghandi Afolabi Olaoye, Orumogege III, and the Chief Imam of Ogbomoso, Yunus Teliat Olushina Ayilara for the peace parley.This newspaper was told that the two parties resolved to…

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The Oyo State Government has declared Monday 8th July 2024 a work-free day to commemorate and celebrate the new Islamic calendar year, Hijrah 1446AH. In a press release signed by the Hon. Commissioner for Information, Prince Dotun Oyelade revealed that the State Government recognizes the importance of the Hijrah in the lives of our Muslim brothers and sisters. “The Commissioner said that the Hijrah marks the migration of the Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 AD, and is considered a significant event in Islamic history. “ As a gesture of respect and solidarity with the Muslim community, we…

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Initiative Aims to Fuel Economic Growth and Job Creation The Lagelu Local Government Cooperative Credit Bank has commenced a first phase of its loan disbursements to small businesses and startups. Recall that the Executive Chairman of the local government, Hon. Mudashiru Kamorudeen on July 5 launched a cooperative credit bank with which he planned to drive economic growth and revive entrepreneurship within the local government area. Aiming to boost the local economy through the disbursement of loans to small businesses and start-ups— the transformative initiative on Tuesday officially announced that it’s set to provide crucial financial support to aspiring entrepreneurs…

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In a rare display of unity and harmony, religious leaders, market traders, artisans, and other community groups across Oyo State have banded together to call on Jubril Dotun Sanusi to join the gubernatorial race. The groups implored during a visit to Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort, where they were welcomed warmly Jagun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Jubril Dotun Sanusi. They emphasized that his exceptional leadership skills, coupled with his understanding of both Christian and Muslim traditions, make him an ideal candidate for the state’s top job. In their unified messages they said: “He’s the best! He has the capacity!” they exclaimed,…

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